Posted by Ken Warkentin on Thursday, December 07, 2017 11:11 PM

RACE 1

2-Flying Cowboy – This cowboy scored back-to-back before getting parked as the beaten favorite last out @ Dover Downs, note the barn change, forwardly placed from the rail in an intriguing match up

 

8-Jackson Brady – Took a mark of 1:51.4 here this season, maintaining sharp form @ Pocono, has blast off speed to overcome the outside draw

 

7-Show Me Up – 10YO iron horse with 89 starts the past two seasons returns fresh off a hard-fought score @ Saratoga, challenging post, but knows how to get it done here

 

RACE 2

1-Winneress – Trond Smedshammer-tuned colt just one for 15 this season, but a consistent stalking type gets some class relief & looks for smooth sailing from the rail with Gingras

 

3-Tymal Reign – 3YO filly has done good work here recently, blowout win last month, almost went all the way with a well-controlled effort last week & draws inside

 

7-Waiting On A Woman – Classy 9YO gelding sports 60 wins, freshened up Kyle Spagnola, finished well in :26.4 in the most recent qualifier here, rates contender status

 

RACE 3

3-Tullow N – New Zealand gelding uncorked a breathtaking rally to score here two starts back, no chance as the beaten favorite @ Yonkers last out

 

1-Always At My Place – Responded to take-charge & well controlled handling by Gingras to go all the way last week & his Burke stablemate closed well to hit the board, formidable entry

 

7-Art History – Steady stalker caught a case of seconditis recently, but he can leave like a rocket, kick home with the top ones & loves this track

 

RACE 4

2-Watkins – 10YO was a 1:54.1 winner here this season, fresh off a game effort in which he held well to hit the board, gets some class relief & draws inside a wide-open affair

 

5-Caulfield – Brushed to the top from post nine & gave way in his Big M debut last week, we’ll give him the acclimating mile, drops in class & may revert to his best closing style

 

8-Moonlight Cocktail – 1:53.4 winner here in 2017 hit the board back-to-back against tougher @ Harrah’s Philadelphia recently, her chance goes up if she can get a speed target

 

RACE 5

2-Long Beach – Lightly-raced & regally-bred gelding displayed some positive speed in the qualifier here & in his first start for Mark Silva @ Pocono, draws inside a vulnerable field

 

1-Record Machine – Had a taste of stakes action this Fall, lots to like about some recent efforts in Harrah’s Philadelphia & can get a smooth getaway from the rail here

 

10-Cuz I’m Happy – Gelding’s career off to a decent start, hitting the board in eight of ten, seems sharp enough & can overcome the outside draw with an alert start

 

RACE 6

4-Can Do – Left alertly & shook loose with plenty of late trot to maintain a board spot, draws the same inside post on a form spree, strong in the win column & loves this track

 

2-Upfront Billy – Classy veteran knows his way around this oval, capping another solid season with an 8 for 30 record, steady stalking type gets a bit of class relief & draws well

 

8-Raise The Curtain – Picked up Corey Callahan, surged to command & just missed by a whisker last week, moves outside, yet remains a hot commodity

 

RACE 7

7-Don’tcallmefrancis – Razor sharp 4YO gelding was shuffled to the back, angled & was absolutely airborne in :26.1 last week, bumped up in class, but could be dangerous within closer striking range

 

3-Lawrencetown Beach – Burke-tuned 3YO gelding asserted himself with sharp speed & delivered as the heavy favorite last week, looms as the one to knock off again

 

1-JK Will Power – 1:49 performer @ Hoosier Park brushed & bottomed them out in his comeback here at 3-5 for Andrew Federico, Jr. & steps up with the rail advantage

 

RACE 8

2-Betabcool N – 1:52.3 winner here this season rallied from a real tough spot while pace compromised & was right there in the photo last week, makes her second start off a sick scratch from an improved post

 

7-OK Heavenly – Made a quick & positive adjustment to the mile track here with a strong rally for the place deadheat last week, Pelling trainee is high in the win column

 

9-Jewel Leigh A - $121,000 in the bank this season, trending in the right direction on smaller tracks, getting some class relief to offset the tough post, could surprise if the pace is right

 

RACE 9

4-Electric Western – Shows crushing first over while beating N/W of 7 company @ Pocono this Fall, draws well in a wide-open field & may have found a spot to be assertive again

 

6-Express Stride N – Got the fast pace he needed, but was out of striking range, still kicked home to hit the ticket in :26.4 last week & remains a big threat

 

1-Rock To Glory – Dominant first over winner from rail in a Dash For The G Notes Final over an off track on 11-18, has the class & form to be a factor here for The Mann

 

RACE 10

5-Free Show – Bothered by an early breaker & flew home to just miss in a blanket photo last week, Pelling trainee can handle the class hike & long overdue

 

3-Studio One – 3YO filly added Lasix & finished a hard-charging second by a head in a sparkling debut here from the same post

 

8-Cousin Mary – Grinded gamely & held for the place deadheat first time Lasix, 12-time winner this season builds on that excellent acclimating mile from a more demanding post

 

RACE 11

8-Dune Dude – Took a mark of 1:50.1 this season, forced wide from an impossible spot last week, second start off a sick scratch & gets further class relief

 

1-Elrama N – Dropped to this level, offered a late bid & came up a bit short, classy winner in 1:50 here this season sharpening his sword & lands the pole position

 

3-Drunken Desire A – 0 for 31 in 2017, followed live cover & finished well for minor spoils in last Saturday’s finale, draws better to finally kick the door in

 

RACE 12

1-K-Lees Shakenbake – Makes his third start off the bench after two tightening miles against tougher, classy gelding has always thrived down the long stretch here

 

3-Travel Playlist – Making his second start for Team Orange Crush after getting blitzed by 1:50.2 winner Lawrencetown Beach, some class relief & another inside draw could spark his form

 

6-Starznheaven – Parlayed a hard-fought score @ Saratoga with a repeat rally & upset in 1:51.2 last week, 5YO horse-for-the-course is sharp on the rise

 

 



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